Dennis Taylor

Cloud to defend light heavyweight belt against Mack

Multiple media sources are reporting that unbeaten Tavoris Cloud is likely to defend his IBF light heavyweight title June 25 against Yusaf Mack on a St. Louis card headlined by the Devon Alexander-Lucas Matthysse junior welterweight fight.

Cloud (22-0, 18 knockouts) would be making the third defense of the belt he won in August 2009 by defeating Clinton Woods. Mack (29-3-2, 17 KOs) has fought in back-to-back IBF title eliminators, losing the first by TKO to Glen Johnson, but outpointing Otis Griffin in his most-recent bout, winning a split decision in March.
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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